I love it when everything flows together the way it should! All the stars were aligned for a perfect sewing night or something because I got quite a bit accomplished.
Here is the Birdie dress completed-
This is another Bonnie Blue pattern- it’s a 12 months and looks HUGE! This may end up in the closet for next year- I hope not but I guess we will see!
Here is the back view- I love these little dresses on babies!
This is my favorite part—I put this little tag in the back so when Daddy dresses Harper he knows that this is the back of the bloomers—we girls take it for granted how to figure out front from back but I hear it’s confusing for Dad’s in the morning rush—so that tag is for you, Bryan!
Now on to some fun! I pleated Harper’s Easter Dress last Sunday and then had a really long week - so nothing accomplished other than figuring out the floss I wanted to use—it’s an over-dyed cotton floss, 5 yards worth. That sounds like a lot of floss but it’s quickly going away—I think I will end up smocking fewer rows than I originally planned.
The floss is variegated shades of aqua—that is Kendle’s favorite color and so pretty with Harper’s big blue eyes. Next time I see something like this I need to buy more than one strand. Don’t know what I was thinking—probably that it was pretty and it might just sit in my stash? I don’t even remember what it cost- I think I bought it at Martha Pullen’s Sewing School more years ago than I care to remember!!
Everything will even out when I block it—which will hopefully be Sunday afternoon—
End of the evening—I need to get the fancy camera out to take close ups of the smocking—my sweet little Canon isn’t so sure about no flash and up close picture taking!
Here is a picture of sweet Miss H taken a couple of weeks ago- she was quite delighted to pull up on my sewing room couch!
I have lots of time to smock and sew this weekend so fingers crossed nothing interferes with my plans.
Goodnight! I am off to sneak in an episode of Downton Abbey- so glad I found a new series I like. I should have waited for husband to watch it with me but with his work schedule right now I would never get the chance to see them!